Block Trend Micro’s Bots

Trend Micro is a company famous for its anti-virus software, yet not very famous for its invasive website crawling. It isn’t exactly something that the company would want to make public, considering how hypocritical the actions are. Websites have files named robots.txt, which tells search engines and other bots areas that are off limits, but […]

Raspberry Pi Ordered and Shipped

The impossible has happened. The Raspberry Pi that I wished to buy back in February finally became available. The order has been made, and it is now due to arrive in mid-September, 7 months after the initial hysteria. Since my first blog posts, I have seen a lot of search queries bringing people to this […]

Netbooks and Tablets

Exactly 2 years ago I ordered an Acer Aspire One from Walmart.com, doubling down on trashhiness yet being blown away by the quality offered by both. For 220 dollars and free shipping, I ended up getting a tasty 1.6GHz processor, 1 gig of RAM, a scrumptious 160 Gb HD, and a deliciously useful Atheros network […]

Apache Won’t Start in XAMPP

You may have encountered a situation in XAMPP where you press the “start” button for the Apache service, you see the green “Running” message for a moment or two, and then the service fails without error. There are two likely culprits for this situation. 1) Another service is using port 80 Port 80 is the […]